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o far this year, we’ve thought a lot about place -- about setting, environment, and surroundings. At the very beginning of last term, we celebrated Pi’s 70th birthday by looking at the seven decades of politics, arts, and culture it has been a witness to in its capacity as a student publication at UCL . Then, at the end of last term, we zoomed out -- away from just UCL -- to consider London as a whole, and the changes currently facing the city. But now we’re going to change gears, and instead consider identity. Why is our generation, and specifically our smaller, sub-generation of people born in the 1990s, the way it is? What shared experiences bind us together and give us a collective identity? Is it even fair to say we have some sort of collective identity? And why are we suddenly so obsessed with revisiting and recreating the fashion, art, and music of the decade in which we were born? These are all questions we asked our writers, editors, designers, and photographers.

From a debate on the best decade in which to be born (Pi Debates, p. 5), to features on the use of new technology in primary education (The changing face of primary education, pp. 9-11) and the use of brick phones (Out with the new, in with the old, p. 14), to a profile on the dominant political figure of our childhoods (Tony Blair: A divided legacy, pp. 20-21) and a fun reminder of what we used to eat for lunch as kids (Lunchbox flashback, pp. 34-35), to thoughtful pieces on the legacies of 90s supermodels (Super(thin)models, pp. 42-43) and television comedies (TV comedies: Then and now, pp. 50-51), our writers and editors answered us in creative and interesting ways. As always, we’d like to thank everyone who put their time and energy into the creation of this magazine. To those writers, editors, subeditors, designers, photographers, models, and committee members: congratulations on another successful issue, one more to go. And to you, thanks for reading -- we hope you enjoy it.

Wyndham Hacket Pain and Katherine Riley Editors-in-Chief Pi Magazine, 2015-16

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